Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Accordion Crimes

Here's some photos from last nights Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in San Francisco. The person on the left was one of the many colorfully dressed participants enjoying the huge procession which very conveniently starts and ends one block from my house. The accordionist on the right is yours truly hamming it up for the paparazzi.
Although the atmosphere during the parade is electric, once you reach Garfield Park where the fantastic altars are set up to commemorate the dead, the mood becomes respectful and subdued.
For the record, I'm not actually playing the accordion here. If I was, the combination of those buttons would make for a terrible sound.

Thanks Maria for the excellent photos.

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